Vonn wins Giant Slalom and secures Overall Title

March 9th, 2012

Vonn wins in Are to secure Overall

Lindsey Vonn won the first of the regular season Giant Slalom’s in October and she won the last of the World Cup Giant Slalom’s as well. The win not only meant that she goes into the World Cup Finals having secured her fourth Overall Globe as well but it also means that the Giant Slalom Globe is still up for grabs as well. The superlatives on Vonn continue as she has also surpassed her own personal record points total for a single season, she now has 1808 points with five races left in the season.

Vonn won the first run in spring like conditions and while others were struggling and losing time, Vonn managed to extend her lead at the top of the second run and then kept her relentless pace up to the finish. With Federica Brignone from Italy taking second, Viktoria Rebensburg, leader in the Giant Slalom standings was left back in third, losing 40 points to Vonn on the day. Anna Fenninger took fourth equal in the race.

“I don’t know what to say, I just wanted to have two really aggressive runs today,” said Vonn, who today tied her previous record of 11 wins in one season. “I have nothing to lose. I’m just having fun, my sister is here, my teammates are so cool cheering me on in the finish.”

This, the 52nd win of Vonn’s career puts her just two behind another HEAD legend, Hermann Maier and three behind Vreni Schneider who is third in the All Time list of race wins. Janica Kostelic’s Women’s all time points record of 1970 is under serious threat in the remaining five races.

Vonn admitted to being nervous before the second run and paid tribute to her teammates for providing the information about the course on her second run. “I was a bit cautious on the second run on various points,” she admitted.

Anna Fenninger placed fourth for the 7th time in her career and said afterwards: "In Ofterschwang it was just because I was angry about the hundredth. This time it was incredibly hard, the blows were extreme. This result is already in the past.”

Results
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Federica Brignone (ITA)
3. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)
4. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD